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The Truth About Who Fights for Us

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One of our long time subscribers sent in the following article with these comments, “This article appeared in the Wall Street Journal.  I was pleased to see it.  Some of our media folks are ignorant of the facts and too […]

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Giving It Away

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As the soldier drove up to the Air Force base gate, my husband, who was on security detail at the time, had an inkling that the driver might have had a few. What gave him away? The guy thought he […]

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Emergency Service Unit – NYPD

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Emergency Service Unit – NYPD When the public needs help, they call the police. When the police need help, they call ESU. Get a glimpse into the work of the elite NYPD Emergency Service Unit.

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No Smoking

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I was in our local VA hospital when a clerk began scolding a veteran who’d lit up a cigarette in a no-smoking area. “Sir!” she barked. “When did you start smoking?” The conversation came to a halt when he replied, […]

Momentos from Home

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps What motivates a young marine to spend months on end away from loved ones? The answers isn’t really surprising, but see for yourself. For an informative video… click here.

For Navy its 9/11 first, football second

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Here’s another 9/11 commemorative feature but with football season in full swing, it’s still appropriate. For Navy it’s 9/11 first, football second By BILL WAGNER, Staff Writer <mailto:bwagner@capitalgazette.com> Dale Pehrson was sitting in a defensive meeting room inside Ricketts Hall […]

A Chaplains Testimony

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Capt. Kevin Pies An Army Chaplain shares how God uses prayer to protect the troops.  For a moving video… click here.

American Food

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Upon returning from a stint in Iraq, my sister insisted that the best part about being home was having real food again: “The Lunchables I had for breakfast was great! –Garrett Lee Thorne Provided Courtesy of Reader’s Digest. Click here […]

Suez Crisis – 1956

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Here’s a submission from the same subscriber who sent in the World War II map in our last newsletter.  He declares the friend who sent him the map was on the first US Navy ship that went through the Suez […]

Helping Her Out

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When my very pregnant niece, a sergeant in the New York Army National Guard, accidentally knocked over a glass of water, one of her soldiers volunteered to help clean it up. As he was mopping up the mess, an officer […]

Best Map Ever of World War II

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Today’s feature is from one of our dedicated subscribers who never fails to pass along articles and sites of interest.  His comments: “It’s really interesting for any of you WWII buffs. . . it’s an animated map showing the progress […]

MedEvac in Iraq

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Medical Personnel – U. S. Air Force The US Air Force has been conducting Medical Evacuation operations in Iraq since the outset of the war. It’s a mission they perform with bittersweet determination. The exhilaration of providing such critical support […]

Vietnam Casualty Notification Officer

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This is truly a powerful impact story. It is a rare “baring of the soul” experience. For any of you that have been a Survival Assistance Officer, you will understand this more than the others. This is for those who […]

No Discipline Problem Here!

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Having served his time with the Marine Corps, a man became a school teacher, but before school started he injured his back.  He was required to wear a plaster cast around the upper part of his body.  Fortunately, the cast […]

Airlift Charleston Style

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Heroes – U. S. Air Force 437th Airlift Wing Once a year the 437th Airlift Wing conducts a large formation exercise. This particular year they launched 13 C-17 Globemaster III heavy lift aircraft, performed in-flight refueling, and airdropped cargo all […]

The Light and The Loss

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Heroes – The Law Enforcement Community The Light and The Loss Members of the Law Enforcement community from all over the nation held a candle light vigil in honor of fallen officers. This is the story of one officer as […]

Statistics – The Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C.

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The subscriber submitting the feature comments, “Interesting statistics…. Check the age of the youngest KIA.” “Carved on these walls is the story of America, of a continuing quest to preserve both democracy and decency, and to protect a national treasure […]

A Star Above the Pilot

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A PARTICULARLY DIPLOMATIC MAJOR in my Air Force squadron was often called to fly with senior-ranking pilots on training flights, a task junior officers don’t relish, given the possibility of bruising top-brass egos. One week, he flew a B-52 with […]

Armor of God Military Ministry

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Hero Armor of God Military Ministry The story of how one family dealt with the deployment and return of their son and the issues they dealt with and how the Armor of God Military Ministry was formed to offer hope […]

Rifles…put!

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WHENEVER I BEGIN to feel a bit smug, I recall my first week at Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I. I learned quickly, I thought, and was getting adept at giving commands like “To the rear…march” and “Company…halt.” There […]

Mansions of the Lord

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The subscriber who submitted this YouTube clip apologized for getting it to us late.  “With Memorial Day coming up, this is one that we will all share widely.”  This clip is still very appropriate now with Veteran’s Day coming up […]

People Die – Firefighting Stories

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Heroes Firefighters The hardest thing to face working for the fire department is the fact that people do die. For a moving video… click here.

The Call

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AFTER our son Greg was accepted by the U.S. Naval Academy, we went to a meeting where parents of third-year midshipmen spoke about the difficult plebe year. When the new plebes left the room, the veteran parents told us to […]

MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL

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This selection is from one of our subscribers who states, ”Please read to the very end; it is beautiful!!!”  Yes, it is.  Thanks, Betty Jean!  Cpt. Otis ‘MEET  ME IN THE STAIRWELL’ By Stacey Randall You say you will never […]

Homes for Our Troops and Birdies for the Brave

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Military Heroes – Birdies for the Brave Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson has been a huge supporter of Homes For Our Troops through Birdies for the Brave, a non-profit organization established by Mickelson and his wife, Amy to provide support for […]

THANK YOU, PING

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All golfers and all Americans should be aware of this this program sponsored by Ping. On Monday, I played the Disney, Lake Buena Vista course.  As usual the starters matched me with three other players.  After a few holes we […]

Boy What?

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SIX WEEKS into basic training at Fort Bliss, Texas, Company “C” was beginning to conform to the drill instructor’s exacting style of discipline. Late one bleak morning, having spent hours going through a rigorous series of marching drills, a weary […]

Welcome Home for SGT Eric Edmundson

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army SGT Eric Edmundson Eric and Stephanie and their daughter get the keys to their new handicap accessible home free of charge thanks to KitCorpBuilders and Homes for Our Troops. For a moving video… click […]

Homage to Huey

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“This is a Humorous Tribute to the Huey Helicopter!  Glamour shots and footage from various sources of the huey helicopter at work.  It includes different models of the world’s best helicopter.” Having flown Hueys in Viet Nam, these types of […]

Women or Men?

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AS FEMALE ARMY RECRUITS we watched our femininity being taken away one piece at a time. Our civilian clothing, jewelry and makeup were locked away. Our hair was hidden under caps, and battle-dress uniforms camouflaged our figures. We were issued […]

Ruth Haddick

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Ruth Haddick Ruth arrived just 6 days after D-day on Omaha Beach. She relates in detail what it was like working as a post-op nurse in an Army field hospital close to the front […]

Drill Inspector Turned Cop

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UPON COMPLETING Air Force technical school, I had to drive from the Gulf Coast to the Pacific Northwest for my next assignment. A friend suggested I hang my blue dress uniform in the left-rear window to generate good will from […]

A Better Speech

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Here’s a speech that has been a favorite of readers: LTC Randolph White’s Infantry School AIT graduation speech. Click here for the speech. Note:  The speech is a little over 12 minutes but it is certainly an inspiring 12 minutes! […]

Angela Kimler and Kay Hasson

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Military Heroes – U. S. Air Force Angela Kimler and Kay Hasson Angela Kimler and Kay Hasson: Outstanding Human Beings and C-17 Pilots “I fight no different than a male.” “I just think it’s a waste of time to talk […]

Seat Belt Snafu

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FRESH OUT OF Army parachute school, I was about to make the first jump with my new outfit, the elite 82nd Airborne Division and I was scared. I had heard the stories about rookie jumpers who had been summarily banished […]

Great Dog Story: Reggie aka Tank

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Great Dog Story … wow! They told me the big black Lab’s name was Reggie, as I looked at him lying in his pen.  The shelter was clean, no-kill, and the people really friendly.  I’d only been in the area […]

Earning versus Pinning

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AFTER 5-1/2 YEARS in college, I graduated and was ready to be commissioned a second lieutenant through Army ROTC. I had asked my father, who had suffered silently through my stormy undergraduate years, to pin on my hard-won gold bars.  […]

Nurse Nicole Benson

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Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Nurse Nicole Benson Nicole Benson always wanted to help people. In pursuing a career in the Navy Nurse Corps, she and her fellow Officers have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives […]

Marines: Doing the Very Best that We Can

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I served proudly in the USMC from Oct ’79 until Jul ’83. I spent my entire tour of duty in San Diego as a true “Hollywood Marine”. Though promised fortune and fame serving in exotic ports by my recruiter, like […]

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